After almost forty years, the restrooms in the Clay County courthouse have been renovated. A lot has changed since the facility was built in 1977, including the requirement for handicap accessible restrooms in public buildings. Specific toilet compartments, necessary clear floor space, turning space, door placement and fixture mounting height are just a few of the design elements that are addressed and regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For many years, the Clay County Courthouse has been out of compliance with these laws. A recent visit to the facility by a wheelchair bound lawyer drew immediate attention to the problem when a threat of a lawsuit was mentioned. Thankfully, grant monies were available for the project and the county was able to completely renovate the downstairs restrooms in the main courthouse. Melton Construction won the bid for the project and worked diligently to complete the project in record time, completely renovating the facilities to make them accessible to handicap individuals.